Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. – Judy Garland .
Why do we care?
Do you ever wonder why we care so much what others think about us? Each one of us is a unique and special individual. What if you were to live your life embracing that uniqueness? How could that change how you show up in your life?
Although we may share the same essential body parts; a head, a heart, a brain and so on… that’s where the similarity ends.
You are the sum total of you… just you
Every choice and resulting experience that you’ve had in your life has shaped you into the person you are today. And as a result of this you are truly different from everyone else on Earth. Others may share similar talents, knowledge and abilities, but no two people will be or do anything the same way. Much like the leaves in the picture above. Yes, each one is a leaf, yet each one is unique, and no other leaf is just like it.
What if you shifted your mindset?
So, what if you were to shift your mindset to celebrate the fact that there is no one person exactly like you? What if that new mindset propelled you to being and doing more in your life and letting go of playing small for fear of what others might think?
Years ago, when I was in Grad school I made this comment to my teacher; “I have never felt like I fit in anywhere”. His response “Perhaps that is a very good thing”. That moment changed my life forever and for the better.
Throughout history there have been countless people who’ve invented and created extraordinary things that contributed to making our world a much better place. I doubt if these people would have accomplished these things had they succumbed to the criticism of others. They were driven by purpose and appreciation for their unique abilities.
Are your ready?
So, what about you? Are you weary from trying to fit it? If so, I want you to stand up and put your arms in the air and shout “I AM FREE TO BE ME”!
You got this…
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